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Ginetta Junior Stars Praise First Triple Header Meeting

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A number of leading names from the Ginetta Junior Championship have expressed their enjoyment of the series’ first triple-header race meeting at Donington Park.

Only once previously had the championship contested three races in a single weekend, the 2007 season finale at Brands Hatch.

This season, the traditional Saturday morning practice session will be replaced by a third fifteen minute race at five of the ten race weekends.

At Donington, the three races produced three different winners in Lewis Brown, Stuart Middleton and Dan Harper, the latter tasting success in the reverse-grid third race.

“I think it’s really good, especially with the reverse grid race,” said Harper, the reigning Ginetta Junior scholarship winner.

“It brings more action and more excitement into a race weekend, which is perfect for the fans, whilst also making it more hard work for the drivers which is really good.”

Brown and his HHC Motorsport team-mate Will Tregurtha echoed Harper’s views, with both agreeing that it made the weekend harder, but more enjoyable.

“It made this weekend a lot more interesting, especially with the reverse grid,” Brown commented.

“We had to go into the first race making sure that we didn’t get any damage ahead of race two because there was a tight turnaround.

“It made the weekend more enjoyable, swapping a practice session for a race, and I’d love if we could do it every meeting.”

Tregurtha added: “It was a great decision by Ginetta to introduce three races on a weekend.

“It definitely makes the weekend harder for us, but I like that and enjoyed the reverse grid race.”

The championship reverts back to a two race format for the next two outings at Thruxton and Oulton Park, with triple-headers to come at Croft, Knockhill, Rockingham and Silverstone.

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